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The Durham Museum

801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108-3207
+1 402-444-5071
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A step back in time...

This 1920's refurbished train station was so enjoyable to visit while vacationing in Omaha NE. It... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
candycorn1
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Excellent museum.

Excellent museum and a good value. We enjoyed every aspect of this museum from being able to walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Duendeky
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Bargersville, Indiana
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Beautiful architecture blends with memories of a time gone by at the historic Durham Museum. Opened in 1931, Union Station was built by Union Pacific Railroad as the showpiece to the city of its headquarters. Considered one of Omaha’s most unique treasures, and now an official National Historic Landmark, the station is one of the best examples of art deco architecture in the country. The Durham Museum offers unique, hands-on learning for people of all ages. Enjoy an extraordinary array of permanent exhibits including restored train cars, 1940’s storefronts, HO Model trains, numerous artifacts showing the history of the region and the Byron Reed collection, which includes some of the world’s rarest coins and documents. During your stay be sure to stop by the authentic soda fountain and enjoy a phosphate or malt. There are also impressive temporary exhibitions through The Durham’s affiliation with the Smithsonian and close ties with the Library of Congress, National Archives, and Chi
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108-3207
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+1 402-444-5071
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This 1920's refurbished train station was so enjoyable to visit while vacationing in Omaha NE. It is located near downtown. There is an admission fee but discounts for seniors and military. There are two floors of paraphernalia and collections from the history of Omaha, including...More

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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your "step back in time" with us. Thank you for the great review and for recommending us to other travelers!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent museum and a good value. We enjoyed every aspect of this museum from being able to walk through the trains to Omaha history to photo galleries to the architecture. We took our time and the kids really enjoyed also and topped the time off...More

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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting! We are glad you enjoyed our museum...and the root beer floats :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went through with our two California teens who have been to a lot of museums and they loved it! Great exhibits about Omaha and beyond. The waiting room of the old train station is incredible!

Thank Brad D
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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting Brad! Glad everyone enjoyed our museum. Come again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought a family membership and will do so in the future as well. WE went to a speaker series and were very happy with that experience. The exhibits are fascinating and a must see for out of town visitors who love midwestern history. While...More

Thank DennisinOhio
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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your support and your kind words! We really appreciate it!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

drove from KC about 3 hours to visit The Dunham Station, well worth it. beautiful restore Union Station, art deco ceiling was amazing. lower level has several train cars from 1920 to 1960. just can imagine traveling via rail must have been an adventure not...More

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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Collegiate daughter and I visited this museum as we enjoy trains, history, and had heard good things about the "American Experience". If you have a young family this would be a good place for all ages to enjoy (but $$$). We liked walking through...More

Thank Kyla M
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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback Kyla. We are glad you visited and enjoyed American Adventure!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was much more than I expected when I first walked into it. I thought it would just be a couple displays here and there and maybe some videos. No... this museum has not one, not 2, but 3 different types of trains in...More

1  Thank Alli C
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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting Alli! We hope you come back soon. PS - Admission for adults is only $11...even better! :)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd visited the Durham on a few other occasions - twice to tour the museum, and once to witness the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. This was a visit with family in town on a recent Friday. There was ample parking available, and no wait...More

1  Thank Kevin H
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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you SO much for visiting and for the kind review Kevin! We hope you come again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must see for those interested in architecture and design. The building has some very cool features considering the era it was built and the thought that went into this structure was amazing. I was impressed with the design of the ventilation...More

1  Thank PapaluvsNana
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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting and for the nice review! Hope you will come again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Housed in a beautiful historic railroad station, this museum has many informative, varied exhibits and evocative sculptures as well as an old-fashioned soda fountain. A friend and i enjoyed our visit here very much.

1  Thank Gail T
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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting Gail! Glad you enjoyed it!

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